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as in Presbyterian Church in America
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Planet Earth nerd
etc, etc
Joined September 10, 2019

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I updated some of the lines in this piece, would love some feedback!

me as the darkness

June 17, 2020

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i was the one whose eyes
glowed yellow in the dark of night
like a saber-toothed tiger
waiting
tail swishing
to spring upon its prey
i cared not for love or for morality
but dripped with depravity
i stalked my enemies
in the shadows
dead heart fluttering groggily
blood pulsing through stone
claws scraping on the dirt
an owl cried eerily at midnight
i was a skeleton clothed
in the rotting stench of death
corruption
a corpse crawling along the ground
breathing but not alive
and when i stumbled
fell from my high tower
cracked my ribs and my legs
my “friends”
laughed with voices
high and cackling
carried into the darkness on the wind
a creature dependent on itself
cannot survive
if all it’s bones are broken
if it’s heart refuses to beat
if it’s eyes have turned opaque
with blindness
i dug for myself a grave of shame
and laid down to die
here is where you found me
laced in deceit and deception
you heard my cries and groans
as death seized me
how could sinless perfection look
upon such wretched filth
as me
see all the secrets in my eyes
and still not look away
but even so
you gave yourself up
so that i might live
in the silence of the valley
your voice shook the ground
and shattered the shadows
“it is finished”
and at history’s climax
you defeated even death
YOU ROSE
now you tell me
i’m free from the darkness
that once lay within me
my past is buried
your blood has rinsed me clean
you say i am redeemed
so i now walk with you in the light
 

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  • Anne Blackwood

    Oh, if the giant first letter ever bothers you, just hit enter once before you write and it'll disappear.


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